'''The Glasgow Academy''' is a coeducational Independent school (UK)|independent
day school for pupils aged 4–18 in Glasgow
. It is the third best secondary school in Scotland according to its Higher exam results.
Founded in 1845, it is the oldest continuously fully Independent school (UK)|independent school
, Scotland. In 1991, Glasgow Academy merged with Westbourne School for Girls,
adopting the distinctive purple of its uniform in the school badge and tartan. It is located in the Kelvinbridge
area and has approximately 1350 pupils, split between three preparatory school (UK)|preparatory school
sites and a senior school
The current Head teacher|rector
is Peter Brodie, who has held the position since 2005.
HMIe last inspected the school in November 2008.